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5 Must Try Pakora Recipes as Monsoon Snacks – Ezyshine

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While monsoon is at your doorstep, what could be much better than a sip of tea (chai) with hot & crispy pakoras! Move into your kitchen & prove your expertise with these pakora recipes. Just dip them in handmade chutneys and treat your taste buds like never before! You can see the various homemade chutney recipes in the article provided by Ezyshine in the past. (Read: 5 Quick & Easy Chutney Recipes – Indian Food Recipes)

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My Friends! Rain comes with assured quality time pakoras and other monsoon snacks that will lose you to the crunch. The taste could be your matter of choice but no single person on earth could refuse to have pakoras in rainy days! Paneer pakoras & Aloo pakoras are the most demanded pakoras in the family tea time as they are ideal monsoon snacks with tea. (Read: 5 Easy Indian Khasta Kachori Recipes – Monsoon Snacks)

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Talking about pakora recipes or monsoon snacks as a whole, we have mentioned other pakora recipes too such as Onion pakoras, Stuffed Mirchi pakoras, Mix Vegetables or Methi Pakoras, etc. All these varieties of pakora recipes will make you feel better while sitting in your comfy chair near the window & munching them with tea!

So, whenever some guest arrives at your home during monsoon season, then you do not have to worry about the snacks items!

Just go for these saucy pakora recipes and give a satisfying treat to yourself!

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1. Onion Pakora

Onion pakoras are also known as “Kanda bhajia”. These crispy pakoras are always hit as monsoon snacks. Lip smacking treat to your tongue during rain can be fulfilled with these brink onion pakoras. Slice the onions, mix some spices & gram flour with water and form the batter. Deep fry the pakoras in the oil & enjoy them with spicy tangy chutneys. (Read: 5 Easy Dipping Sauce Recipes – Yummy Snacks & Appetizers)


  • Onions large  –  3
  • Coriander Leaves  –  1/2 bowl
  • Curry Leaves  –  8-10 chopped
  • Salt as per taste
  • Red Chilli Powder as per taste
  • Ginger  –  1/2 teaspoon
  • Chickpea Flour / Besan  –  1/2 bowl
  • Rice flour  –  1/4 bowl
  • A Pinch of Baking Soda
  • Oil for Deep Frying


  • Slice the onions in a bowl & wash them.
  • Drain the water through the sieve.
  • Add rice flour, chickpea flour, baking soda, ginger and all the spices.
  • Mix it well.
  • Now add the coriander leaves and chopped curry leaves.
  • Put 2-3 tablespoon water and make the batter.
  • Don’t make it too flowing or too thick. Maintain the consistency of the batter.
  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan for frying the onion pakoras.
  • Drop a pinch of batter in the oil to check whether it reached the level of frying or not.
  • Now take a small spoon of batter and put it in the oil.
  • You can even add small portions of batter in the oil through hand gently.
  • Deep fry them on medium heat till they turn golden brown and crisp.
  • Take out the fritters (pakoras) on the absorbent paper to drain the excess oil.
  • Hot crispy onion pakoras are ready to make your rainy day evening.
  • Serve them with tomato sauce or green coriander chutney.

Note –

  • Don’t fry the fritters (pakoras) on low flame. It will make it soggy & high flame can burn your delicious pakoras.
  • If the batter becomes too flowy, mix chickpea flour to reach the proper thickness.

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2. Methi Pakora/Methi Bhajiya

All time favorite Gujarati snack is here to arouse your taste buds. If you are health freak, but want to enjoy these monsoon snacks, then “methi na bhajiya” will be the best for you. Methi (fenugreek) being so healthy maintains the calorie level of this monsoon snack. The mix of spices, methi leaves, fresh coriander and the acrid green chilies completes the recipe of methi pakoras.


  • Fenugreek (Methi) Leaves  –  2 bowls
  • Chickpea Flour (Besan)  –  1 cup
  • Rice Flour  –  2 tablespoon
  • Baking Soda  –  1/2 teaspoon
  • Salt as per taste
  • Red Chili Powder as per taste
  • Green Chilies finely chopped  –  1/4 bowl
  • Ginger grated  –  1/2 teaspoon
  • Chopped Coriander  –  1/2 cup
  • Cumin Powder  –  1 teaspoon
  • Finely Chopped Onion  –  1/4 bowl (Optional)
  • Oil for Deep Frying


  • Take a bowl and mix the chickpea flour, rice flour, salt, red chili powder, ginger and cumin powder.
  • Slowly add water and make the batter.
  • Now add the chopped fenugreek leaves, coriander leaves, onion, green chilies and baking soda in the batter.
  • Mix all the ingredients and check the evenness. It shouldn’t be thin.
  • In a deep frying pan (kadhai), heat the oil on the medium flame.
  • Drop a spoonful of batter in the oil gently. Fry, till it become golden brown and crisp.
  • Try to drop 5-6 pakora batter at a time. Don’t overload, otherwise they will not cook properly.
  • Drain them on a paper towel and then serve them hot with green coriander or mint chutney.

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3. Stuffed Mirchi Pakora

Palatable potato stuffed green chilies dipped in spicy gram flour batter make this monsoon snack unbeatable. It is the famous street food from the Jodhpur also known as “Bharwa Mirchi Pakora”. The crunchiness from outside and the spicy pillow texture of the potatoes stuffed inside is all one need for pampering. These pakoras go best with a hot cup of tea and tamarind chutney.


For the Stuffing

  • Boiled Potatoes  –  1 cup
  • Salt as per taste
  • Red Chilli Powder as per taste
  • Coriander seeds  –  1 teaspoon
  • Roasted Cumin Powder  –  1 teaspoon
  • Turmeric Powder  –  1/4 teaspoon (optional)
  • Amchur Powder  –  1/2 teaspoon

For the Pakora Batter

  • Chickpea Flour  –  1 cup
  • Rice Flour  –  1/4 cup
  • Salt as per taste
  • Red Chilli powder as per taste
  • Green Chilies  –  10-15
  • Meetha Soda (cooking soda)  –  a pinch
  • Rock Salt  –  1/2 teaspoon
  • Amchur (Mango Powder)  –  1/2 teaspoon
  • Carom Seeds  –  1 teaspoon
  • Oil for Frying


  • In a bowl, take boiled potatoes and mash them.
  • Mix red chili powder, salt, mango powder, carom seeds, roasted cumin seed powder & turmeric in the mashed potatoes.
  • Knead it softly and keep it aside.
  • Now wash the green chilies, wipe them with cloth and let them dry for 5 min.
  • Slit the green chilies vertically and stuff them with the potato mixture. Don’t cut them fully as you have to stuff them.
  • In another bowl, mix besan, rice flour, and all the spices. Slowly add water and make the batter. It shouldn’t be water consistency or thick. Make it smooth & keep it aside.
  • In a frying pan, heat the oil. Let it reach the frying temperature.
  • Now take the stuffed green chilies and one by one dip it in the batter and slide in the hot oil.
  • Keep the flame medium. At a time fry 4-5 green chilies. Don’t cluster too many.
  • Take the fried stuffed Mirchi pakoras on the absorbent napkin.
  • Sizzling hot Mirchi pakoras are ready to serve with hot & sweet tomato sauce and a cup of masala tea.

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4. Zucchini Fritters

Grated zucchini is combined with different spices and mashed potato to make your mouth dribble. Same like other pakoras make the mixture of all the ingredients and cook it in the shallow frying pan. You can even fry it like pakoras. Serve these crunchy monsoon snacks with multiple chutneys and don’t forget a hot cup of tea. (Read: Italian Sausage Lasagna Recipes with Cheese & Vegetables)


  • Shredded Zucchini  –  1 cup
  • Boiled potato  –  1
  • Finely chopped onions  –  1/2 bowl
  • Salt as per taste
  • Rice Flour  –  2 tablespoon
  • Black Pepper  as per taste
  • Oil for Frying


  • In a large bowl, add the shredded zucchini and sprinkle some salt on it.
  • Keep it aside for 5-10 min.
  • Now squeeze the zucchini and extract the excess water.
  • Mix the mashed boiled potato, chopped onions, salt and black pepper.
  • Try to bind all the ingredients together. If you are unable to bind them, mix rice flour and knead it well.
  • Make the balls and press them gently.
  • Keep them aside in a plate.
  • Now in a frying pan, heat the vegetable oil.
  • Place 4-5 pieces in the frying pan and cook them on the medium heat till they turn golden brown.
  • Flip them and cook from another side too.
  • Take them out on the paper towel.
  • Serve these tempting fritters with the sour cream or hot chili garlic sauce.

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5. Mix Vegetable Pakora

As the name itself says, mix vegetable pakoras are the combination of various veggies that are fried together. Variant sliced veggies get dipped in the besan batter with all the flavourful spices and then poured into the hot sizzling oil for crunchiness. (Read: 5 Quick & Healthy Indian Food Recipes – Monsoon Snacks)


  • Onion  –  1
  • Capsicum  –  2
  • Carrot  –  1
  • Shredded Cabbage  –  1 cup
  • Sliced thinly Cauliflower  –  1 cup
  • Green Chilies  –  5-6
  • Chickpea Flour  –  1 cup
  • Rice Flour  –  2 tablespoon
  • Carom Seeds  –  1 teaspoon
  • Salt as per taste
  • Black Pepper as per taste
  • Coriander powder  – 1 teaspoon
  • Asafetida (Hing)  a pinch
  • Red Chilli Powder as per taste
  • Coarsely Ground Fennel Seeds  –  1 teaspoon
  • Mango Powder (Amchur)  –  1/2 teaspoon
  • Oil to Fry


  • Wash the veggies and slice them into thin Julians.
  • Mix all the dry spices in the veggies and let it rest for 10-15 min.
  • Now add besan and rice flour in the mixture.
  • Add water slowly and adjust the consistency of the mixture.
  • It should be of dropping consistency. Not so watery or thick.
  • Heat the oil in the pan on medium flame.
  • Slowly start dropping the portions of batter in the oil with your hand.
  • Fry them on medium heat till they turn out crisp and golden brown.
  • Release them on the absorbent paper to drain out the excess oil.
  • Crispy mix vegetable pakoras are ready to serve with spicy chutneys or sausages.


  • You can take the veggies of your choice like, potato, brinjal, spinach etc.
  • Mix the besan if the mixture is too runny.

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